Several parents have expressed an interest in purchasing Steiner craft materials. Third Stone traders (near the Health Food store) stocks a variety of Steiner friendly items such as modelling ax, crayons and pencils. However, should you wish to buy several items or in bulk, there is often more variety online. Here are a few of our favourite sites:
Stocks beautiful hand-dyed felt as well as all sorts of doll-making supplies, such as skin-coloured tricot and tubular stockingette.
Australia’s largest range of natural wooden toys, Steiner toys, organic baby toys, eco toys and traditional toys for imaginative and creative play.
The Fairy Ring
Great variety of handmade and Steiner type toys
Head Hands and Hearts
The closest thing to a Steiner toy shop I have ever seen. Although I’m not sure they do online orders, if you are ever in the Adelaide Hills, it is definitely worth a stop! A veritable treasure trove of all things Steiner, it is packed to the rafters with craft supplies, beautiful handmade dolls and dollhouses, wooden animals, Steiner parenting books, and they even hold regular puppet plays and craft workshops. We need a branch in Denmark!
For wool fleece:
The Alpaca Farm sells big bags of it for $10.
Somewhat pricey but great quality dolls and supplies
For Steiner craft inspiration:
Living Crafts magazine
This magazine is a great source of inspiration for anyone who loves creating eco-friendly, natural clothing and toys for their family. Although it is a US based magazine, digital subscriptions are available.